The Antwerp economy counters the market’s fluctuations and offers a rebuttal to the current economic obstacles. Out of resilience and unity, new alliances and innovations arise which make entrepreneurship in Antwerp thrive.
Antwerp has recently climbed to 6th place in the new Manufacturing Tech Report. In the report, the technology federation Agoria and the research centre Sirris analyse the digital technology landscape for the manufacturing sector.
Antwerp boasts to be one of the top European investment locations, as evidenced by the prestigious 'European Cities and Regions of the Future 2020/21' ranking of fDi Intelligence. Antwerp rose to second place for its strategy to attract international investment and was again praised for its connectivity. This is a clear recognition of Antwerp's international development as an attractive destination for international investment.
With major assets such as 17 million shoppers per year choosing the Meir, competitive rental prices, diverse and unique shopping locations and developments and 60% of Europe’s purchasing power within a 500 km radius, Antwerp has attracted the attention of fDi Intelligence, The Financial Times magazine.
In 2019, the Antwerp jewellery designer duo Wouters & Hendrix exists 35 years. Until February the 16th, visitors of DIVA can discover what astonishes and inspires these internationally acclaimed designers.